Other than being a wonderful straight out of the bag snack, cashews can do much more like blending perfectly into your cooking list, and work best with some of the ingredients you never thought would work before. So, beloved nutizens, let's get creative!
1. Cashew Ice Cream
If you’re a vegan, you wouldn’t want to miss this. Super creamy and rich, you’d be surprised this is a non-dairy ice cream but made with cashews! Doesn’t just taste amazing, it is easy to make too. To make your own fancy artisan cashew ice cream, all you need is just (homemade) unsweetened cashew / soy milk, cashew butter, maple syrup and salt. Recipe at: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-cashew-ice-cream-246662
2. Cashew Chicken
A delicious Chinese-American dish of chicken and roasted cashew nuts coated in a sweet brown sauce such as oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, and honey or sugar. Recipe at: https://rasamalaysia.com/cashew-chicken/.
3. Cashew Spaghetti Sauce
Other than making cashew butter, cashews are the excellent alternative ingredient for spaghetti sauce. So, there you go, cheese haters, you can now make your own cheese-free carbonara or alfredo that everyone will beg for the recipe! https://minimalistbaker.com/30-minute-cashew-alfredo/
4. Cashew Rice
The heavenly combination of crunchiness and softness. You’ll never know rice could taste exciting as such! Have a 5 year old kid at home who just takes forever to finish just a tablespoon of rice? Cook them some cashew rice and we bet they’ll finish everything on the plate in a blink of an eye. Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/105691/indian-style-rice-with-cashews-raisins-and-turmeric/
5. Coffee Creamer
There really isn’t anything cashews can’t do, can they?? Slightly sweet and fragrant, elevates your morning coffee to a luxury treat. Recipe: https://realsimplegood.com/dairy-free-coffee-creamer/